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Q: I completed a total remodel of a rent house now owner refuses to pay me, how can I collect my money

Doak Willis answered on Sep 12, 2019

If you were the contractor, you can file a mechanics and materialmans lien on the property as long as it is not too long after you last worked on the property or supplied materials. Then if they don't pay, you can foreclose the lien.

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Q: I purchased a car from private seller she gave me bill of sale i have not had momey to transfer ownership

I got pulled over in weaverville nc and they towed the car i went to try and get my clothing out of car and thats when i found out the owner had passed away can i aleast get my clothes out of the vehicle

Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Aug 26, 2019

In Oklahoma, the car title must be in your name before any property can be released to you.

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Q: can i sue my mom for not paying my medical bills even though I'm 18

she promised me and my dad that she would help contribute to my medical bills but hasn't given a cent. once i met the deductible this year, she went and got a sleep study. last year when i met the out of pocket she went and had nose surgery. i live with my dad but i am on her health insurance plan.... Read more »

Kyle Persaud answered on Apr 9, 2019

If your mother agreed to pay your medical bills, then, legally, you can sue.

However, it may not be in your best interests, in the long run, to do this. A lawsuit will likely take you several years and cost you a lot of money. It could also destroy any relationship you may have with your...
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Q: Can debtors try to get my family to pay my debts or get my life ins. if I am the sole signee on loans and credit cards?

When I pass away?

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Mar 22, 2018

No your family is not responsible, and life insurance payable to individuals is safe. However, if you have other properties subject to probate, creditors can file claims against your estate. See a lawyer to help plan your estate to avoid probate.

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Q: In a marriage if one partner creates debt on accounts that are in his name only is the other partner responsible also

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Nov 26, 2017

Generally, NO, unless the debts were incurred for "necessities of life" such as food, shelter, etc.

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Q: I've never received the final divorce decree. Can I be in contempt for non-payment?

We agreed outside of court with no lawyer what bills to split up. However she has told me that some of the cards I didn't agree to are my responsibility. I've maintained the child support we agreed on, but can not pay all of these within my income means.

Pete David Louden answered on Nov 6, 2017

Hire an attorney to help you get a copy of the decree and if it was changed without your knowledge they will be able to help you figure out what to do next.

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Q: Had 1st hearing in a junk-debt case, argued Plaintiff's exhibits were hearsay, judge gave me 30 days to talk to a lawyer

The debt is a credit card debt. My written response included many objections, but at the hearing I simply argued that the Plaintiff's exhibits were hearsay and that without evidence of a *written* contract, the statute of limitations would be 3 yrs, which had already elapsed by the time the suit... Read more »

Glenn B. Manishin answered on Feb 6, 2017

If this is a trial, as opposed to summary judgment or motion to dismiss, an affidavit is inadmissible, so your question is difficult to understand. Get a lawyer, as you are plainly prejudicing your rights by representing yourself.

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Q: How can a collection agcy. Sue you for a unpaid bill that is expired beyond the statue of limitations?

Howard Berkson answered on Nov 22, 2013

The collection agency can sue you for a debt that is beyond the statute of limitations. You just have to assert the statute of limitations defense in your answer and it should be a very short lawsuit. However, it's always best to consult with an attorney about how to handle a lawsuit,... Read more »

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Q: How can I get my money back asap?

I took payments over for a car and paid it off not knowing that the person used the car as collateral for a loan she is not paying off. I cannot get the car registered under my name because of the lien that is still on it under her name.

Howard Berkson answered on Nov 22, 2013

It's possible the lien is valid, depending on whether the original owner had authority to use the vehicle for collateral on the second loan. You may be able to take legal action either to get her to pay the debt or to remove the lien from your title. You should consult with an attorney.

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Q: How do i obtain a lien release on a debt that was paid and the owner refuses?

Howard Berkson answered on Nov 22, 2013

The lien is a "cloud" on your title to the property. You need to talk to an attorney about a "quiet title" action, which is the name of the type of lawsuit used to remove or clarify uncertainties in property ownership.

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Q: Is there a lien for creditors to file against a deceased persons estate?

Howard Berkson answered on Nov 22, 2013

You can file a lien against assets in a decedent's estate. Generally, that is done while the estate is in probate. There are, of course, special situations and exceptions.

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Q: How long am I liable for debt incurred in 2005?

Howard Berkson answered on Nov 11, 2013

That depends on the terms of the debt agreement, whether the debt would be considered "consumer debt," and other factors. We don't have enough information to answer your question more clearly.

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Q: How do you resolve a credit issue when you can't find the company to pay?

It is on my credit report as "frozen", but no contact number or address. Listed as Resolution Management (finance). I want to settle and get my credit score up, but can't without contacting or paying this off.

Mr. Jarod Morris answered on Mar 28, 2011

Send a letter to all of the the credit reporting agencies that have the account listed. Tell them that you dispute the account as accurate and that as listed, and (if this is true) that you do not recognize ever being having a balance with Resolution Management (finance); therefore, you dispute... Read more »

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Q: A collector is trying to sue me for a debt that is over the statute of limitations. What do i do?

Mr. Jarod Morris answered on Mar 28, 2011

Have you already been served with the Petition and Summons? Is this a small claims matter? Is the amount over $6,000? (Don't write back with the amount, just say yes or no.) Did you receive discovery (i.e., requests for admission, requests for production of documents and/or interrogatories)?... Read more »

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